Originally posted by Gumrah...
Okay I have been checking student forums, where graduates have been complaining about the competitive job market and their struggles to find a job that pays even the minimum wage. The atmosphere on the student forum was too blue so switched to debate mansion for some quality debates on what is the point of a degree these days?
From personal experience, today i got an email to inform me that they regret to let me know my application has been unsuccessful for X position. When i called them up to question why that was the case, they told me that although i meet the necessary qualifications, but there were other people who applied, with more experience than me. I had higher qualifications than specified, but my lack of experience put me at disadvantage, hence they rejected me .
My debate. How are you suppose to get experience without being given the opportunity?applications, say they don't discriminate and equal opportunities is given to everyone, but they discriminate because of experience? Talking about application forms, if they don't discriminate why would they bother to ask about your ethnic background, disability, religion gender, age etc? Why is that important to know before the application has even been processed? Discrimination is done by putting a disclaimer !
EDITED to put a toothless laughing emotican. Life is a joke, isn't it?
posting after a very long time.How are you suppose to get experience without being given the opportunity?
i know its a catch 22 situation and it sucks i think we have all been through it
my suggestion would be to volunteer in your chosen field or something similar
From my own experience when i graduated i had zero experience in my field of IT
my work experience involved working in grocery shops and a voluntary placement i setup in the IT Department helping disabled students with there studies that i organized myself which was easy because being a disabled student i had gone through the whole process myself ie
getting the right equipment/software to aid in my studies and being taught how to use it and i thought i know how to do this position so i helped other students.
The other thing i did was ask everyone i knew in my field if there were vacancies after several months i got a job Alhumdulillah ive been working for over 2 yrs now in my field.
As far as discrimination goes it may happen who knows but i think you are asked your gender ethinicity etc for stats purposes or the may work on a quota system.